The EEOC recently released the national enforcement data for the 2016 fiscal year. According to this report, the total number of EEOC charges received in 2015 increased from 89,385 received in 2015 to 91,503 received in 2016.
In addition, according to the report, in 2016, the EEOC resolved 97,443 charges and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state and local government workplaces.
Retaliation claims remain the most popular claims filed. Race claims, Disability claims, Sex/Gender claims and Age discrimination charges round out the top five. The total breakdown of charges by type is as follows:
|Equal Pay Act||1,075||1.2%|
|Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act||238||0.3%|
In addition, the EEOC has also released the breakdown of claims received by state. The top 10 states are:
|Type of Charge|
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